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Holy Cross Named Among Top ‘Green’ Colleges in the Country for 11th Consecutive Year

The Princeton Review
October 23rd, 2020 by 
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For the 11th consecutive year, the College of the Holy Cross has been recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review, receiving a “Green Rating” score of 88 out of 99. 

In its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2021,” the Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability, analyzing more than 25 survey data points.

“We strongly recommend the College of the Holy Cross to students who want to study and live at a green college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “Each and every one of the outstanding colleges in this edition of our guide offers both excellent academics and exemplary evidence of environmental commitment.”

In its profile of Holy Cross, The Princeton Review cited the College’s commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, as well as the active student participation in projects that promote sustainability on campus, such as the student-led group Eco-Action.

At Holy Cross, sustainability is a collective responsibility, embraced at all levels of the institution — from the centralized approach provided by the newly-created Office of Sustainability to student-driven initiatives such as the Holy Cross Green Fund

“Holy Cross receiving recognition for its environmental efforts for over a decade demonstrates just how committed this community is to a sustainable future,” said Cathy Liebowitz, Holy Cross’ newly appointed director of sustainability. “So many individuals from across campus come together in support of climate action. It’s inspiring to support this collective effort.”  

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